RSL naming sponsor for softball tournament

REDLANDS RSL has secured the naming rights to an international softball tournament.

To reflect this sponsorship, the tournament will now be known as the Redlands RSL Southern Cross Challenge.

The Redlands RSL Southern Cross Challenge is a premier international men's and women's softball tournament that is hosted by Softball Queensland and the New Zealand Canterbury Softball Association in alternate years.

Sue Nisbet, from Softball Queensland, said Redlands RSL had been a major supporter of the local community for many years and this agreement cemented that position.

"This partnership will go a long way to position this tournament as a major event on the Redlands calendar," Ms Nisbet said.

Redlands RSL general manager Peter Harrison said the trounament would be a great event for Redland.

The Southern Cross Challenge provides consistent international softball opportunities for athletes from Australia and New Zealand and is open to both male and female teams, currently competing at national, state, provincial or pro-league levels.

The 2013 Redlands RSL Southern Cross Challenge is to be held at the Redlands Softball Association grounds at Ormiston on April 25-28.